Ring out the OLD
Ring in the NEW
Volume XXI; Number Z
ARCOLA, INDIANA, December 19, 1946
Price 10 Cents
As Christmas draws near we will
be doing different things which we
have been doing for years and will
be doing for years to come. A hymn
that you will hear sung everywhere
you go is "Silent Night." It was writ-
ten by a German Monk on December
24, 1818. He gave the words to a
friend, Franz Oreeber. who set It to
music so that it could be used for:
the services to be held that night.
For centuries the voice of the bell j
has been listened to with reverence i
on all occasions, and Christmas is
nn exception. The joyous peals of i
bells and melodious strains of chimes. 1
welcoming the birth of the Saviour,
are happy features of the Christmas
The popular custom of using stock-
ings to hold gifts and goodies on,
Christmas originated, it is said, when
St. Nicholas dropped a purse ol 1
money down the chimney as a gifti
to a poor family one .Christmas Eve. '
Instead of falling on the hearth, the
purse rolled into a stocking on the
floor near by where it was found the
A legendary Etory mentions thatj
the Christmas tree wafc irrtrv auceu
into Germany from Sweden. Long be- |
fore the Christmas tree was thought
of an ancient custom of adding a
floral praise to the Christmas festiv-
al was observed in different parts of
The holly was criginally" the Holy
Tree and tradition says that un-
known before it sprang up into per-
fection and beauty beneath the foot-
steps of Christ when He first trod
the earth and though man has for-
gotten its attributes, the beasts all
reveres it and are never known to
Occasionally a lighted cross is seen
as part of Christmas decorations.
The symbol, however, is not in keep-
ing with the gay spirit of Christmas
tide. The cross reflects the sorrows
of Good Friday and it appropriate
to throw the shadow of the birth of
the Babe of Bethlehem.
CHRISTMAS LEGENDS fc
Christmas morn, the legends say,
Even the cattle kneel to pray,
Even the beasts of wood and field
Homage to Christ the Saviour yield.
Horse and cow and wooly sheep
Wake themselves from their heavy
Bending heads and knees to Him
Who came to earth in a stable dim
Far away in the forest dark
Creatures timidly wake and hark,
Feathered bird and furry beast
Turn their eyes to the mystic east.
Loud at the dawning, chanticleer
Sounds his note, the rest of the year;
But Christmas Eve the whole night
Honoring Christ he sings his song.
Christmas morn, the legends says
Even the cattle kneel to pray.
Even the wildest beast afar
Knows the light of the Saviour's
And shall we, for whom He came
Be by the cattle put to shame?
Shall we not do so much at least
As the patient ox or the forest beast?
Christmas morn, oh, let us sing
Honor and praise to the Christ the
Sheltered first in a lowly shed,
And cradled there where the cattle
And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a
decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be en-
roiled. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the Governor o
Syria. 'And all went to be enrolled, everyone into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galalee. out of the city of Nazar-
eth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: be-
cause he was of the house and family of David, -to be enrolled with
Mary his espoused wife, who was with child. And it came to pass,
that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she
should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and
Wrapped Him up in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger;
because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in
the same country shepherds watching, and keeping the night watch-
es over their flock. And behold an angel of the Lord stood by
them, and the brightness of God shone round about them; and
they feared with a great fear. And the angel said to them: Fear
not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, that shall
be to all the people; For, this day, is born to you a Saviour, who is
Christ the Lord, in the city of David, and this shall be a sign unto
you. You shall find the Infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and
laid in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multi-
tude of the heavenly army, praising God, and saying: Glory to
God in the highest; and in earth peace to men of good will. And it
came to pass, after the angels departed from them into heaven,
the shepherds said one to another: Let us go over to Bethlehem,
and let us see this Word that is come to pass, which the Lord hath
shewed to us, And they~"carrie with haste: and they found Mary
nd Joseph, and the Infant tying in the manger. And seeing, they
understood of the word that had been spoken to them concerning
this Child. And all that heard, wondered; and at these things that
were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these words,
pondering them in her heart.
DER3 SANTA CLAWS -
Again, as Christmas draws near
we find everyone expecting some-
thing special in the way of a Christ-
mas present; so I'm sticking my neck
out and making a few predictions of
the prospective and suitable gifts for
some of the students and teachers.
Im letting you in on this dere Santa
Claus, so that you won't fail me on
Can't you imagine Lavera Hurley's
surprise, if she would open a pack-
age with a two-piece bathing suit in
it; or perhaps you would see Arlene
Burry opening her box to find a
picture of her "movie star", Boh
Next we can drop in on Donna
Jeane Henschen and watch her open-
ing a new bookkeeping book.
Oh! There's Delmar Fick coming
down stairs only to find a stick and
a lump of coal in his stocking. Ha!
Maurice Grim seems to be opening a
very peculiar package. Now I know
what it is. It's a new gadget to hook
on his typewriter that will erase mis-
takes as they are made. He also
wanted a speed-metor for his type-
writer but Santa could not find cne
What's this Mr. Sharp has? Oh, :■
bunch of typing, bockkeeping, and
business arithmetic papers to grade.
Merry Christmas. Mr. Sharp.
Next we find Roberta Andrew, Bob
Blessing and Mr. Jester opening
packages. Funny, they all seem to be
alike. Oh, they're books entitled "How
to Overcome Stuttering." Well, if this
isn't Beverly Preston opening a large.
flat package from George Bailey. It
seems to be quite a surprise. Ha! Ha!
It's a poster announcing "National
What will Florence Rhodes find?
' It could be a tali, dark, handsome,
dancing boy with dark curly hair.
Maybe it's B. H.
his stocking! • ! A play book entitled
"Man or Mouse."
We find Mr. Yaggy opening a
large package. The paper is about off
and it seems to be some books. One
is entitled "Hew to Play the Piano
in Ten Easy Lessons," and the other
book is on psychology. Knowing how
much Mr. Yaggy knows about psy-
chology, I don't think he'll need
this book.' He can wrap it up and
give it to someone else as a Christ-
Donna Hyser woke up to find a
letter in her stocking from Bon Aire.
It's just like a dream, waiting to
find out if she still has her job.
I think Mary Collins will get a
pair of fuzzy mittens from her rom-
bi*. Bud. you know Mary won't need
those, especially when she's with you.
Now, Santa Claus, please take not-
ice and fill my predictions or I'll be
Look what Kenny Kurtz found in left in an awful jam.
—Denis A. McCarthy, LL.D
The soft coal miners have struck
twice since the beginning of this
year. The news of a struggle may
make historic significance is as fol-
1. The miners struck this spring
and asked for wage increases, & wel-
fare fund for mine owners, and im-
proved working conditions.
2. The TJ. 3 Government took over
the mines when the miners and the
owners could not come to an agree-
ment and then negotiated a new
contest. The miners resumed work
and thus ended the first strike.
3. As a result of the Smith-Ccn-
nally Act, the government still holds
4. The U. M. W. President John L.
Lewis, announced the termination
of the contract and demanded term
5. Ltrfis did not formally call a
6. Secretary of Interior Krug held
that Lewis could not terminate the
contract without government con
7. The vital question is about these
two legal points of view.
1. Lewis refused to take back the
announcement that the contract was
to be terminated.
2. Lewis refused to obey court
orders. The preliminary hearing was
set for Monday, November 25.
8. Other measures were considered
by the government. The first is pros-
ecution under Smith-Connaily Act
which provides a one thousand dol-
lar fine and a year in jail for calling
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JOLLY SANTA CLAUS
Jolly, Jolly Santa Claus, lean your
ear this way!
Don't tell a single soul what I'm go-
ing to say;
fi~ .Christmas Eve is coming soon ;
Now you dear old man,
Whisper what you'll bring to me,
Softly as you can.
When the clock is striking twelve.
When I'm fast asleep.
Down the narrow chimney flue
With your pack you'U creep;
Soon you'll find the stockings there.
Hanging in a row,
Mine will be the shortest one,
Mended at the toe.
Johnny wants a choo-choo train,
I Susy wants a sledT
i Nelly wanfcs a box of paint.
: Yellow, blue and red.
' Now I think I'll leave to you
] What to give the rest;
Choose for me, dear Santa Claus,
I You will know the best.
CHRISTMAS IN 1946-^
What will little Junior write in his
letter to Saata ten. ye^rs hence? Will
it be a one-man glider instead of a
tricycle: will it be a real modern dolt
housa for Mary, instead of just a
cardboard one? But who knows now!
Yes, just what will we be giving as
Christmas presents in 1956? I sup-
pose gifts *ill be much bigger and
better then. Maybe Daddy will sur-
prise Mother with one of those auto-
matic stoves that will prepare the
meals without any effort and work
for Mother than the mere task of
pushing buttons. I'll bet Daddy would
be simply delighted with a new sport
jacket, especially one that is crease-
resistant, water-proof, color fast and
anything else that will be so. wonder-
ful In sport jackets then. Wouldn't
Mary be happy with a new skirt that
she wouldn't have to bother about
preeing and brushing after each
wearing. Now Johnny would be very
very pleasea with a one-man glider
so that he could stay an extra hour
playing ball with the boy friends and
still be home before Mother sends
out the last call for supper. Do you
suppose baby woulld enjoy (and Mo-
ther, too) a self retrieving toy? Let's
give Grandpa and Grandma an e-
lectric-heated blanket so that they
will stay nice and warm on those
cold wintery nights.
In ten years I suppose the things
that are. strictly modem now will be
very old-fashioned. Take such gifts
as clothing for instance, will be
wearing full skirts that reach our
ankles or will they be so very slim
and narrow that we will have to take
two steps to get up a street curb '. ! f
But whatever the style I'm sure we
will all be aware of it and we will
be able to select just the right gift
for the whole family.
In spite of all the new-fangled
creations including clothing;, toys,
games and any other gift that one
might give or receive, won't Christ-
mas always be a day of great re-
joicing and happiness?
& A 4
BS A BOOSTER
THE ARCOLIAN — AUCOLA, WD.
Thursday, December 19, 1946
Published monthly by the students of the Areola High School, Areola, Ihd.
Volume XXI »-"7TSS>^ No ' 2
Editor Marilyn Foor
Co-Editofs Norma Devlin, Martha Felger
Sports Editor Kenneth Reese
Head Reporter Norma Jean Thiele
Associate Reporters; Roberta Andrew, Helen Bercot. Jim Collins, MarJ-
orie Gross, Joan Middleton, Beverly Preston. Alys Vaughn, June Vaughn,
Carol Jean Walters, Betty Wessels, Patricia Wessels, Mary Collins
Business Manager Donna Henschen
Asst. Business Mgr Marilyn Foor
Circulation Manager Delores Sowers
Asst. Circulation Mgr June Vaughn
Adviser Miss Betty J. White
There is a certain bpv ' know that ! want to ^ "" h V ' ry
badly. He didn't seem to know that I was on this earth for awhile.
I am considered verv popular with all the other boys I know, but
I couldn't make anv headway at all with "him," until one day I
overheard him telling some boys about a certain hair-do he par-
ticularly liked, so I tried to fix mine that way. He then asked me
who dug me up. 1 was so close to tears, I had to turn and run from
him as fast as I could. - *
That night, I had a date with a nice boy I know from out
of town. About an hour before he was to arrive, this other boy
called me to apologize, and to ask me to go to a dance with him. I
accepted, and then called the out of town boy to cancel that date.
Well, my date "stood me up." Yes, that's what 1 said, "stood
me ui i" Wouldn't that make vou boil? The next day he made no
effort to explain the reason for standing me up, so 1 let it go at
A week ago, he asked me for another date. This time we
were to go on a sleigh ride in two weeks, but I told him I would
think it over and let hirn know my decision later on. I want to g"
nith him very bad, but I am afraid if I accept this date, I will a-
gain be stood up.
What should I do. fake this chance of being stood up, or
refuse to go with him ?
To i>e answered in next issue.
The custom of celebrating the
first day of the calendar year is
kept in almost every country. Usual-
ly, the celebrations consist of relig-
ious ceremonies, preceeded or follow-
ed tjy festivities. Homes are decorat-
ed, gifts are exchanged, and the
compliments of the season are ex-
tended to fiiends and even to strang-
Well, let's get down to "brass
tacks." Have you made your resolu-
tions? If you haven't, get busy and
make »>ne. Everyone makes resolu-
tions but do we keep them? Ask
yourself this simple question.
Here are some of the resolutions
that the students have made:
Ruth ,Mannweilcr: "I -ir^salve that
I'll try *o control • nt$ temper the
coming year, and not get mad at any
of the kids."
Johnny Erickerson: "I resolve that
there will be no more women
Maybe one more blonde."
Norman Devlin: "I don't make res-
olutions as I break them anyway."
Beverly Preston: "I resolve to be
fifteen on my next birthday. 'That's
one I can keep.)"
Betty Wessels: "I resolve to let
Artie take me to a show at least
once a year."
Pat Wessels: "I resolve to have all
of my Christmas presents exchanged
by January 1."
Hildreth Ziitti: "I resolve not to
loose my temper around Mr. Yaggy."
Donna Hyser: "I resolve to help
Hildreth with her resolutions."
Frances Gross: "I won't make any
resolutions as I usually break them
Jim Collins: "I resolve II
be in another Senior play."
Mary Collins: "I resolve to take
more off of teachers and people. But
'till then? ? ? "
Bud Ford: "I resolve that I'll nev-
er buy another oar."
Joretta Goble: "I resolve that I'll
try to make better grades
& A &
This month we took a survey of
Christmas songs, winter songs and
popular songs and here's what be-
came of it.
As we walk down the hall at noon
we see John Erickson, Maurice Grim
and Bob Coleman parading like "We
Three Kings of Orient Are."
But wait, what do we hear? "Hark
the Herald Angels Sing" but its on-
ly Mr. Yaggy conducting the chorus.
This is what we feel the teachers
think when they call on their pet
"Oh me. Oh My, Oh Gosh," Carl
Giuertert thinks his girl as the
"Girl of My Dreams."
"All Through the Day" Bob Bles-
sing sleeps at school. "There Must be
a Way" to keep him awake. If he
would take a hint from "The Coffe r
Song" and drink some coffee i*
Pat Felger. why are you always
"Pretending" as "If You Were the
Only Girl in the World."
We're wondering if Arlene Burry
isn't thinking "If I'm Lucky" I'll get
someone "Exactly Like You." Bob
Hewen. But they say "The Best Man
Always Wins," don't they Gerald?
"Oh, Come Littlle Children," must
you always get mad at noon when
you don't get can^v bars. "They Say
It's Wonderful" T^^et' one isn't it
Jim Ruby? "Sooner or Later" you'll
] | With "Time on My Hands" I was
looking around at Anna Marie Jester
and came to the conclusion "You ; Must be Mr
By St. Nick
'Twas the night before Christmas and
. all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even
The stockings were hung by the chim-
ney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would
"I started my journey with a bag
full of 'toys,'
To Areola High School for good
girls and boys.
I slid down the chimney and alas I
So I'll Just give some "chimney-
sweep" to Mr. Poinsette.
First on my list comes the principal:
A public address system for him
would be grand.
When over in the corner there arose
such a clatter,
I whirled about face to see what was
And peeking around the corner all
in a flurry,
Were two Ace Angels, Bob Hewen
and Arlene Burrey!
Don't blush so, dear children (I had
a gleam in my eye!)
I've something special for you — 'tis
candy Kisses, said I.
Next on my list comes the coach,
Mr. Sharp, I've a new buick for
him and on that he can't harp.
Aha! I've more visitors! Children,
shame on you!
I see Miss White, Mrs. Rockey, Mrs.
Stanley and Mrs. Hittinger, too.
But have no fear for there's gifts for
I've ermine and mink (and this
story's quite tall.)
A coon skin cap and a Daisy-Mae
These are for Don Leffers and Jean,
Say! here's a new gadget. What they
won't think of next!
A "temper-controller" so Mike Trah-
in won't get vexed.
Hark! A lark! What's that lovely
Yaggy. for at the piano
Are Too Beautiful." he's always found.
Well, when we hear the "Jingle Shhh! Don't tell! In you I'll have to
Bells" (school bells) the last day of confide,
school before Christmas vacation, , He'll get a concert Baby Grand with
we'll "Deck the Hall" and shout "Joy ' a whistle on the side!
to the World", for on vacation "Santa , Whew! I need a rest, but there's a
Claus is Coming to Town." lot more to come.
£ A ife
THE VERY SPIRIT CF CHRISTMAS
By Clement MaLan
At this season of the year, the skies are overcast, the irees
are bare, the winds are cold, the snow flies, and we know the soils
has yielded its harvest of grain and fruit and vegetables. Our times
are full of the good things of life to make each dav a dav of op-
portunity. Through Nature's' bounty, our material needs have
been supplied, and the Christmas Season is at hand!
We need to turn our thoughts to those spiritual values that
cannot be measured by length, width, depth, size, or even in terms
of the coin of the realm. Who can measure a Mother's love, or the
height or depth of the Adoration of the Magi that night in Beth-
lehem, long ago, when the Angels sang, "On Earth Peace, Good
Will Toward Men?" Or who can measure the power of peace, or
the power of good will? Eternally, in the human breast there
surges a desire for these spiritual values of peace and good will.
which the Prince of Peace came to bring to earth from Heaven.
_ Your book of knowledge will profit you little unless you
-^learn also the spirit of love and kindness-loving your neighbor as
yourself. Your' material benefits will never satisfy you unless you
discover thej_ luxury of giving and visaing your means for 1 the ben-
efit of other's, "even the least of these," in a world of want!
Strange as it sounds, there is no actual getting for oneself
except through the giving .if oneself and one's possessions for the
good of others. This abundant giving is the Very Spirit of Christ-
mas! When every man learns to love his neighbor as himself, and
to embody the Very Spirit of Christmas in his everyday life
througtiout the year, the Golden Age will dawn and "On Earth
Peace, Good Will Toward Men," will be a reality among men.
IT AIN'T THE GIFT
It ain't the gift a feller gits, it ain't the shape ner size.
That sets the heart to beatin' and puts sunshine in yer eyes.
It ain't the value of the thing, ner how it's wrapped ner tied;
It's something else aside from this that makes you glad inside.
It's knowin' that it represents a love both deep and true,
That someone carries in his heart and wants to slip to you.
It's knowin' that some folks love you and tell you in this way —
Jest sorter actin' out the things they long to say.
It's knowin' that folks like you, that makes yon glad inside.
So, 'tain't the gift a feller gits, ner how it's wrapped ner tied,
A PERPETUAL GUEST
"The age in which we live should be distinguished by some
glorious_enterprise. This unfortunate generation has already paid
its tribute to misery. WJiat calamities has it not suffered? Many
have perished in the bosom of their country; others have been o-
bliged to wander with their wives and children through inhospit-
"Let the leaders contrive to put an end to our present troub-
les. Treaties' of peace are insufficient for their purpose . . . We
stand in need of some more durable plan, which will forever put
an end to our hostilities and unite us by the lasting ties of mutual
affection and fidelity."
These words were not spoken by a commentator on present-
day affairs but by Isocrates, a Greek orator who was influential in
the fourth century before Christ.
"Then for all coming time a peace was made." Thus Homer
concluded his great epic, "The Odvssey," written after the end of
the Trojan War, which occurred about 1000 B. C.
The desire for permanent peace is, then not something mere-
ly contemporary; it is ages old and world wide. As a former pres-
ident of Lawrence College wrote: "It is a great and -never-ending
quest . . . There can be no pause, no rest in its pursuit, or it van-
ishes over the horizon, and is lost."
Why has it nqt.been attained? Because the hearts of men
were not dominated by the two great commandments of Jesus: ! «<«« wnen tney call on their petjwere two bells
"Thou shalt love the. Lord thy God, . . . and thou shall love thy Pupils, "Oh. Come, All Ye Faithful." and 1160 engraved on them
neighbor as thyself. i In our older age we'll often 'think bell which called
There is only one thing that Christmas is symbolic of and ; of Paul Crouch as "The
that is the birth of our Savior. In governing a nation, and for the Lighter."
good of all, we must remember that peace on earth and good will When we refer to Lois
toward men will never be man-made. But we will and must seek friends we find out it's "Something music on his. violin, accomp* .
it for the rest of our lives, for it is the most highly valued treas-, old - Something New," conHmiSTiv Mr Yaeev on th P ni«n n tv.- ««, ««"
b J "What is This Thl c °ntinuaii\. ivii. iaggy on cne^ptano. The pro- em. and I'm sure everyone enjoyed
Do you hear a bell ringing? On the
night of December 10, Mr. Messick
presented an enjoyable program with
bells of all kinds. There were musical
bells with which he played many
beautiful pieces of music such as
"The Bells of St, Marys," "Bringing
in the Sheaves." "Flow Gently Sweet
Afton," "The Irish Lullaby, "Soloman
Levy," 'JPop Goes the Weasel."
"Jingle Bells," and "Doing What
Comes Naturally." Mr. Messick's son
was to appear with him but due to
a heart attack was unable to make
his appearance; therefore, Mi*. Yag-
gy had the honor of accompanying
him on the piano, Mr. Messick has
played the""beRs since he was 12 years
old and it was stated by Ripley that
he was the only bell ringer that
could play a song clear through with-
out laying the bells down to rest.
There were also many historic bells
such as the old school bell, the din-
ner lei), a ship's bell, a camel's bell
which was used to keep the camels
together, a turkey bell, and an el-
ephant bell, which was strapped a- \
round the middle of the elephant to
scare the Targe snakes away". Therr :
with the years 1340
Old Lamp to dinner.
To change the subject of bells Mr
Holt's boy Messick also played a few pieces of
Say may I just say does anyone have
I've trains, and I've dolls, and I've
toys of the best,
For there's always a Christmas for
the Freshman of A. H. S.
As I've checked my list I've been
careful to note,
There's a special gift for a class of
Yes, It's the seniors of 1947,
And the gift that I have will send
them all to heaven.
I know what they all desire because
I'm not so dumb,
For in their- packages are spitballs
and bubble gum!
Well, that's all there is I'm sorry to
But I'll be back next year this very
'Guess I came down that chimney,
but going up's quite a chore,
So if you don't mind, 111 just use the
This Jolly old Santa with whiskers
Was heard to exclaim as he drove
out of sight;
"Now, Dasher; now. Dancer; now
Prancer and Vixen:
On Comet, on Cupid, on Donder and
To the too of the porch to the top
of the wall,
Now, dash away, dash away, dash
\n* az ut in the moonlight St. Nich-
ed c tock flight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all
ure known to God and Man.
Love?" gram ended with £ne national anth- tie entire program.
Thursday, December 19, 1946
NEWS OF THE ANNEX
THE ARCOJLIAN - ARCOLA, IND.
Mrs. Byerly's Room:
With our many pennies and nlcklnc
we have collected S2.04 for Junior
We have a Christmas tree in our
100m with all the decorations. Also
we've drawn names for a Christmas
exchange. And in the event we will
have a party along with the giving
of each other their gift.
Joan DeWitt has withdrawn fvom
our school and has gone to Garrett.
We're wishing you the best of luck
at a new school.
A Christmas exchange and plans
for a party have been made. We're
going to decorate our room to bring
in the Christmas spirit.
The second and third grade are
now doing Choral reading.
Miss E r u n er's Room :
We are all glad to see Jimmy
Campbell again able to use his right
arm after breaking it just above the
Do you want to see a good game of
checkers? Then come down to Miss
Bruner's Room, for that is how trip
fourth and fifth grades are usin«
their recess periods. (No cheating
We wil soon be making favors for
their Junior Red Cross Project.
Th : arithmetic workbooks which
the children bought are helping them
Names were drawn on December
2nd for the Christmas exchange
which will be held the last Friday be-
fore vacation, The gifts are not to
be brought until December 18.
A price limit of 25c to 50c has been
set for the gifts.
Mrs. Barett's Room:
The sixth grade Thanksgiving post-
ers are finished. Some very interest-
ing pictures and designs were used
to help us recall the Thanksgiving
spirit of old.
After a few days of Thanksgiving
vacation, we are happy to be on our
next lap of school with 100% attend-
ance. May we keep this record.
Plar.s are being made for a Christ-
mas exchange. Names will be drawn
and presents bought for that best
friend. May the Christmas tree be
Much fun is being enjoyed i -
dramatizing the story "New-fangled
Notions" from our reader. We have
had to select those experts which
lend themselves to dramatization,
choose characters, and learn our
parts. No one ever thought that the
first telephone could have been such
a new-fangled notion.
"What dlu" you do with the Christ-
mas gifts you received last year?"
was the question some students were
trying to answer this week. The fol-
lowing are some replies from them.
Martha Felger: "I made use of a-
bout all of them."
Betty Linton: "I wore most of
Alys Vaughn: "I wore t,hem out."
Marlene Cox: "Let's not bring up
Beverly Preston: "I'm still using
all of fl.>di."
Betty Wessels: "I made use o 1 them
as long as they were usable."
Delmar Fick: "I don't even know
what I got."
Gerald Burns: "Used them."
Helen Bercot: "What I have left. T
use all the time and it keeps my
time for me. (My wrist watch.)"
John Erickson: "Thanked everyone
Leo Butts: "Wrote with mine and
played with the other."
Donna Hyser: "it's been so long
ago I couldnt possibly remember
what I got, but I suppose I used ev-
Herb Branning: "Ate all mine, ev-
en the box."
Maurice Grim: "Hocked them."
£ Sk &
Do you have a beanie with "Areola
Aces" written on it? If you do, you'll
know what I am trying to tell you.
The beanie is square. Two sides are
green and the opposite sides are
white. Areola Aces is written on one
of the green sides in a substance
that shines in the semi-darkness.
They are made from a mixture of
paper and cloth. The caps go very
well with the Areola Aces' jackets
that were sold last year. The hats
are to symbolize that the students
wearing them go to a grand school,
Almost every student has one of
these beanies. At the ballgame be-
tween Areola and Hoagland, the Ar-
eola side was dotted with green and
white heads. Hoagland was thq first
team we played "Sifter getting our
The selling of the caps, sponsored
by the band, netted that organiza-
ticn v ever twenty dollars. 'They cos'
the students thirty cents each i
When Mr. Yaggy was asked where it
would go, he said it was for the
band fund. In case you haven't heard
Mr. Yaggy is looking for instruments
such as flutes, piccolas, oboes, alto
clarinets, bass clarinets, bassoons and
I think that the best thing we can
do to boost the mor ale of our school
is by wearing; t^P^caps to each ball
game and other occasions at the
school. That's all "kids^"
A, A *
In hopes that Santa will read this
I will give out with a bit of info' a-
bout a few of the 'Kids" here at
dear A. H. S. Then he can use his
judgment as to how deserving they
are. Don't be too harsh on them,
Here is £E* way some of them are
going to spend Christmas: In the
eighth grade we have Earl Auld and
Irlc Bridge, who plan on eating and
sleeping, and even though it is va-
cation, they sound plenty tSzy, and
don't deserve' too much. Then, there
is Darlene Rapp, who is going tc
stay home like a good girl, so die
down deep for one of your nicest
Next in line we have the freshmen
(rather freshMAN) for Bruce Ben-
nett was the only one we could get
to talk. He said that he was just go-
ing to play basketball, which givas
you an idea what he might like.
From the sophomores, it is Gloria
Hagan who "says" she will spend
Christmas alone, but we know better
'cause well-1-1-1-1. could be a junior
boy involved, And who will be wish-
ing their time away but Sally Gev-
ers, (so she says). Plus the job of
playing nursemaid to a sick uncle. It
seems that June Vaughn and Pat
Wessels plan on spending their time
ice skating; if it freezes, that is.
For the juniors: Well, Delores Sow-
ers says she is going to have a lot of
fun; and Betty Wessels is going to
enjoy herself, which is the same dif-
ference. Marjorie Gross and Helen
Bercot both plan on making good use
Do you want abundle of fun, pop-
ularity and good physical health all
in one flop. Well, lee Skate.
What's this I hear? Weak ankles,
I'm afraid I'll fall; ice skating costs
too much. You scored wrong again.
There is no such thing as a weak
anklo unless you have had some
former injury. The weak alibi orig-
inated because of the thousands of
little muscles that are working their
fingers to the bone for the first tim-3.
Don't wear artificial supports. Then-
value Is of no use, really they hinder
circulation and deprive the skating
muscles natural development.
Good skating will develop through
well fitted shoes, a lot of determina-
tion and the fundamental rules of
the game. Relax, keep those knees
bent and lean forward, look ahead
of you not down at your feet. If you
need support and no one to be had
take along a straight back chair. If
it is your first time skating, skate
for five or ten minutes. Don't skate
more than a half hour- your first
few times This is the first time in
your life that your conscious of hav-
ing ankles and shins — So don't ov-
erwork them! !
Now comes the dreaded part of the
performance. This is where most
people fall out. And I do mean fall.
Take my avdice. it's not so bad Af-
ter all. remember — if you never fall
you never skate. It's as just impos-
sible to skate without falling and
fall without skating. See! It works
1'oth ways. Oh! You know people
who never fall but I bet they can't
skate. There is an art to falling as
well as skating. Sounds silly, doesn't
it? But really if you get in your
brain that I'm going to skate re-
gardless if I fall flat on my face and
by hooky spooky you'll skate with
grace and poise. Low and behold soon
you'll fall beautiful and easily. To
fall graceful keep those knees bent,
shouldeus-«*Drward and body relaxed.
Now supposeVou're falling, drop one
arm to your side, palm down so that
the oalm hits the ice first, arm out
in front. Now that you're sprawled
out all over the ice and the sitting
—cold I'll tell you how to get up.
Take your time. Be nonchalant.
Brace up, turn around, give those
spectators your best smile. Turn onto
hands and knees and in kneeling
position on knees that's comfortable
for you, push in with your palm,
then in with the toe of your rear
Many a warm friendship has been
known to bloom on a frozen pond.
Skating is surely more sociable than
Ma Hong or bridge and probably
costs less in the long run. So be a
good Skate! ! !
of the time and not waste a minute
Df it. Good idea girls! Then from the
boys' angle, it is Freddy Snyder. He
is going to go to town. A girl in ques-
The Senior don't seem to want
their names "mud" so Art Gieeleman
is the one and only boy who contrib-
uted his say so in the matter. He
"claims" he will spend his time
hunting for one lonely rabbit, plus
eating, plus being preoccupied with
a certain neighbor, plus, well, I
can't go on forever.
Last, but not least, we have the
most deserving of all. You guessed
it the teachers! No matter how good
or how bad they have been reach
down deep for those extra special
super gifts for them. If you only
knew how much they have to put up
with. To get back to what the teach-
ers will be doing: Miss White and
Miss Hittinger have agreed that t:
stay at home and rest would be a
(Continued on page 4)
There is no possible wa\ to tell if the Areola Aces,, coached
by Charles Sharp will be :i l>i^ menace to other hall teams in this
season's playing or not. Coach Sharp is still burning the candles
short figuring out the club and members the way he wants, them.
Winning 2 games and Iosing~4 games out of G doesn't seem
like a roaring team, but the team has won I/3 over. The Aces have
a chance for a great come back yet. The Aces are working hard
not playing good ball. When Coach Sharp gets his team to play-
ing ball, (good ball) then those will be the "Battling Aces" to face
Coach Sharp is stressing the point of good ball, speed, ef-
ficiency, and ability; these are the three main points. He is also
stressing sportsmanship and clean playing, some teams cannot un-
derstand sportsmanship and clean playing. If Coach Sharp and the
Aces don't win another game this season there's one thing that the
team will know: — that is sportsmanship and "clean playing.
When the team has learned these 5 points; speed, efficiency,
ability, sportsmanship and clean playing, then it's time for other
teams to "wake up" too. Then there will be some very interesting
games relayed and not until then.
The Areola Aces faced Coesse on the Coesse's floor and it
was a losing game ; Areola 24 to Coesse's 29. On December 6 Areola
faced Woodburn, last year's county champs, on vVoodburn's floor.
It was also a losing game. Woodburn 46, Areola 35.
On November 26 tthere were some
very excited juniors. Miss White
brought our class rings out from the
express office' in Fort Wayne and
they were going to be given out fifth
period. We waited patiently for the
fifth period when we finally received
them. We went by alphabetical order
and this made the ones with names
near the end impatient because this
would then make them last.
Much to her disappointment Mar-
ilyn Foor did not get her ring, but It
will arrive later.
The rings were satisfactory to al'.
but one junior whose ring was too
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Before the bus reached the school
the girl had introduced herself and
several of the bandsmen.
-I'm Cynthia Renshaw," she had
announced simply. "The skyscraper
is Andrew Hess. This studious looking
fellow you may have heard us call
'the professor' is really entitled— and
)' do mean entitled, — Gerald Huxley.
Under the caution light, referring to
that hair the color you'd paint a
gasoline can, is Paul Bobbs."
"Well, anyway, she didn't say T
was a strawberry blonde," Paul con-
"My name is Eric Bengal, and I'm
afraid I'll have to leave the clever
remarks to you; they didn't teach us
that where I came from.".
"You'll leave. We never use the
crdinary . King's Lingo here if we
can think of something — a — figura-
tive. I, guess we take our cue from
"Better tell him who M. C. is, Cyn-
"Yes, Gerard. M. C. is Mr. Cleffer
the band director. He seems to be
perpetually promoting something or
glamorizing-an idea he wants to sell
you, so one of the gang who gets a-
round a lot, started calling him
master of ceremony."
"Where I came from," lamented
Eric, "We've tried for years to get a
band going, but all we ever produced
was a couple of saxaphones, some
cornets and a trombone. How hard
is it to get into your band?"
"Easier to crack the Rock of Gi-
bralter! We have never had anyone
from another school who could go
"It Isn't quite that bad, Cynthia,"
put In Andy. "Let's take him to see
There were three different styles
of rings: spinel or ring with a set;
the plain gold; and the three-colored
gold ring. Three ordered blue sets
and the other three plain gold
were also two who did not want any.
We didn't hear too jmany comments
concerning them as we were too
pleased to have them arrive ahead
of schedule. You see they really came
a week ahead of the designated
It is hoped that all the juniors
were satisfied with their, rings, at
least, I think most of them were.
the junior band before school starts
and let him decide for himself."
Eric decided that if he had been
told he was hearing the official
school band he would have believed
it. But what a pained expression
Mr.Cleffer wore when something
"Did I do something wrong," asked
a tuba player.
"Oh, no, no, no!" groaned the dir-
ector, "R isn't that. It's just that I
don't like music I "
To be continued
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Some of you protoably never have
thought of a thing such as Christmas
etiquette before, but there really is
such a thing. You have all used It
or there would not be any Christ-
mas cards, gifts, or all the food that
you make especially for Christmas.
First* I wiH start with the Christ-
foods, which are so much a part of
tho holiday that it wouldn't be com-
plete without them. This is the year
when the amateur candy maker will
have to fill in for some of the sweets
that are hard to find in the stores.
All these people who have somehow
crowded into your Christmas list
suddenly loom in the offing, and you
discover that either you will have to
find a new way to divide a dollar
biW or you shall give gifts which you
make yourself. Now what could be
nicer and a more welcome gift than
a box of candy, a fruit cake, plum
puddings, or any other delicacy that
you make with your own hands?
But say that you only know how to
make fudge; that doesn't matter,
cause you can read, can't you? Now
the only thing you have to worry a-
bout is that precious sugar. Here are
a few suggestions: Stuffed fruit, pea-
nut butter creams, mellow square,
carmelcom, — I could go* on for pages
naming Christmas goodies which you
could make. You can also fix many
tractive boxes in which you can
present your sweets.
The Christmas table should be
made to look attractive as the Christ-
mas tree. You don't want to overdo
It, but it looks nice to have a center
attraction such as a big bowl of
fruit or a miniature Christmas tree,
along with holly wreaths or mistle-
toe- Remember, wherever you are us-
ing candles, make sure that there
will be no way in which it could pos-
sibly start a fire.
So it's only a few days before
Christmas and you still haven't
thought of a gift for mother, dad.
-^jeai .-—other; here are a few sug-
gestions for you: ■
You know mothers have their fluf-
ty moments, too, so maybe you can
get her one of those super bath sets,
or restore to her that special bottle
of perfume that somehow has disap-
peared. (1 wonder how?) or you can
give her a marvelous pouchy hand-
bag. She never thinks of getting el-
egant stationery for herself, but she
would love it if someone would give
it to her as a gift.
I think the Head of the House
would appreciate it very much this
year if he did not receive any kind
or a necktie, but would welcome a
new pipe, billfold, or all the articles
he uses for shaving. If your father is
e. business man, he would appreciate
a handsome briefcase. He would be
just thrilled, if you would be lucky
enough to run onto a white shirt or
his favorite cigars.
If brother is interested in science,
THE AHCOJLIAN — ARCOLA, IND.
Thursday, December 19, 1946
get him a Chemistry Set, providing
he doesn't blow up the house. If he
resembles most brothers, he is con-
stantly In a state of "no socks." They
like all kinds of gadgets, so how a-
bout a small pocket flashlight.
Sis, it seems is always saying, "I
haven't a thing to wear," so you can
always give her clothes, jewelry and
cosmetics. She would be grateful for
a good looking umbrella, cheerful e-
nough so she won't be tempted to
leave it at home on those doubtful
Don't forget grandmother, she will
appreciate any little thing, such as
a shawl, perfume, candy or fancy
After all of this, you should be
ready to hang up your stockings and
enjoy visions of sugarplums on
1 Christmas in lands of the fir tree
Christmas in lands of the palm tree
"Christmas where snow peaks stand
I solemn and white,
Christmas where corn fields He sun- 1
ny and bright.
Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas
"Upon the house tops. Reindeer
pause, down through the chimney
comes Santa Claus." Collect in f> us
tonight for around the world flight.
—.Our first stop this Christmas eve
is in England. Christmas In England
is spent somewHal like our Fourth nf
July. On Christmas Eve everyone
tries to make the mcst noise. One of
the oldest English customs is to make
a toast to the fruit trees so that
they will bear more fruit the next
year. The Twelfth Night cakes are a
great attraction and always add
pleasure to Christmas. The boys
find it great fun to nail the coattails
of the spectators to the window
frames or pinning them together.
As we enter France we find the
Frenchmen' working on the Christ-
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custom. It is made of an evergreen
branch bent Into a circle. Apples,
nuts nnd colored eggshells are tied
to the hoop which Is hung from the
celling of a room, often the kitchen.
This is the French Christmas tree.
As we travel on, we find ourselves
in Denmark, where we find the
streets hung with ropes of evergreen
and thronged with merry crowds. If
the weather is mild, the market place
Is usually filled with blooming plants
for everyone must have a plant for
Christmas. Dec. 23 is the Queen's
birthday, and in compliment to her,
the red and white flag of Denmark !s
displayed, adding color to the Christ-
mas decorations. On Christmas Eve,
Christmas bells are rung at half
past four and all shops are closed.
Everyone then gathers for church
services. After church the Danish
families gather around ithe Christ-
mas tree singing carols. Then comes
the dinner, usually of duck or goose.
Next morning there are more church
services, then the visiting of friends
for the rest of the day.
In Holland we find the women of
the house busy baking St. Nicholas
spice cakes. These cakes are decor-
ated with gilt and tinsel and shaped
like boys and girls. A great feast is
held on December 5, the night before
Christmas, and these cakes are serv-
ed as a treat. If the mist rises on St.
Nicholas Day (December 6) the
saying is "St. Nicholas is baking for
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glum, St. Martin's Day, Nov. 11, Is
celebrated as their St. Nicholas Day.
The Saint Is dressed as a bishop and
visits the homes of the children,
asking if they have been good, if
they have, he throws down apples,
ruts and cakes, If not he leaves a
rod, but children hang up stockings
filled with hay and next moring
find presents left by the Saint in
gratitude for the fodder provided for
his horse. He is imagined as ridina
a white horse.
Now we travel back across the At-
lantlo to Mexico. The Christmas in
Mexico is celebrated very religiously.
They say it took Mary and Joseph
nine days to journey from Nazareth
to Bethlerem, so they re-enact the
journey each year from the sixteenth
to tho twenty-fourth and the last
day is. spent In feasting. The famil-
ies go from one house to the other
asking lodging. If they are welcomed
they stay over night and continue
the Journey the next morning, This
festival is called the "Pasada" or
Even though we wish we might
visit each and every country, time
does not allow for this, however.
Therefore we hope that everyone in
every land may in his own way en-
joy the "Yule Tide Season."
£ A £
ADDING TO OUR COLLECTION
We have added three new pupil?
to the Freshman class recently.
Retha Fuller from North Side; Bruce
Bennet from Coessee and Harley
Runyan from North uudson. Indiana.
Retha said that Areola looked
pretty good and Harley just said,
Bruce has returned after going a-
bout a half a year ago, so most of
us still know him.
We are glad to have you kids and
hope you like it.
(Continued from page 1)
a strike. The other is the possible ty-
ing up of the thirteen-milHon dollar
In some of the recent news Lewis
was fined ten thousand dollars for
contempt of court and the union was
fined three and one-half million
During election campaigns, it was
almost universally promised that
taxes would be reduced at least twen-
ty percent at once. Now many Re-
publican leaders are calling fcr little
or no tax reduction until decisions
aie reached on a new budget.
Senator Ball announced that he
will press for a law making it illegal
to be forced to have a union card to
work. Amendments to the Wagner
Act are certain to be introduced
since there is wide belief that this
law is too one-sided in favor of lab-
(Continued Trom page 3)
good way to spend their time while
from it all by going sightseeing in
Chicago. This Information didn't
come from Mr. Sharp, but he wil be
enjoying himself by spending his
time with his wife and two children,
we're sure. Then there is Mr. Yaggy
who says he will be lecuperating
from the senior play. And we can't
forget all the others either Santa
I guess this is all for this year,
but I'll be back at this time a year
from now. 'Til then, "Merry XEmas."
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